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[Hayatake family Japanese acrobatic troupe portrait photographs].
BANC PIC 2019.062--PIC
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[Hayatake family Japanese acrobatic troupe portrait photographs]


Bayley & Cramer's Fine-Art Gallery, creator, photographer.


Carte de visite studio portraits of unidentified members of the Japanese acrobatic troupe of the Hayatake family. Subjects, including 5 men and 1 child, appear to be dressed in everyday attire, not stage costumes.


1866 (issued)


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Professor Risley and T. Maguire's Imperial Troupe of Japanese -- Photographs
Acrobats -- Japan -- Portraits
Japan -- History -- Restoration, 1853-1870


Title devised by cataloger.
Photographer's imprint on backs of mounts: "Bayley & Cramer's Fine Art Gallery, 618 and 620 Washington Street, next to Maguire's Opera House, S.F."
Hayatake family Japanese acrobatic troupe portrait photographs, BANC PIC 2019.062, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase ; from Archway Books ; 2019.
The Japanese acrobat troupe featuring performers from the Hayatake family were one of two such distinguished theatrical groups given permission to travel from Japan to the West in 1866 during the Meiji Restoration period. The troupe was sponsored by Richard R. Risley Carlisle and Thomas Maguire. They arrived in San Francisco in late 1866, debuting at Maguire's Academy of Music opera house on December 7, and continued to perform at the venue until departing for New York in late January of 1867. At some point during their U.S. peformance tour the troupe was billed as Professor Risley and T. Maguire's Imperial Troupe of Japanese. (Cf. "Professional entertainers abroad and theatrical portraits in hand" by Aya Mihara, Old Photography Study, no. 3, 2009; and "The impacts of the performances of Maguire and Risley's Imperial Japanese Troupe on Mark Twain's lectures in San Francisco and New York in 1866 and 1867" by Mariko Takashima, The Bulletin of the Faculty of Representational Studies, v. 14, 2014.)


Portraits-California-San Francisco.
Cartes de visite.

Physical Description:

6 photographs in 1 folder : albumen prints on card mounts ; mounts 10 x 7 cm (carte de visit format)




BANC PIC 2019.062--PIC